Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Turtle Love Cloth

Oops!  It was pointed out to me that the pattern for the Turtle Love cloth wasn't listed in the sidebar.  I'm not sure what happened, but it's there now!  Here's a direct link:  Turtle Love Cloth

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

An Oldie

I've been feeling pretty awful about not posting more and I reached the point where I almost thought about giving it up entirely.  Almost.  My son gave me a lecture and I've actually had a few nice knitters contact me. So, I guess I'll try harder!  LOL!!

I thought I would start by posting an "oldie".  This is one of the patterns that I did for the tribute book for Peaches & Creme after they went out of business.  You could only get the pattern if you bought the book, but I get requests for it all the time so I'm just going to post it.  The pdf files are in the sidebar.

This was called "Turtle Love".  I knew the gal who ran Peaches & Creme loved turtles,so that was my inspiration.  I do recall that I had a hard time getting this to look the way I wanted.  My daughter-in-law loves turtles too, so I felt a little pressure to make sure it was okay!
I added a chart to the pattern which wasn't included in the original.  I know that a lot of knitters prefer to work from charts, including myself.  It would be so much easier if all the patterns were just charts, then there would just be minimal test knitting required.
Another soggy, rainy day here in Western Massachusetts.  My poor window boxes are starving for some sunshine, but my hydrangeas are loving it.  Good weather for turtles!